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  • An iconic location, Volcán de Fuego, is a must during your Guatemala tour
  • The Temple of the Jaguar Priest, provides a great photo opportunity during your Guatemala Vacation
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Guatemala, from a tourism point of view, is probably best known for its Mayan archaeological site, Tikal.  However, there is much more to be experienced here on a Guatemala vacation.  The country is divided into volcanic mountains, hilly valleys and a coastal plain and is sandwiched between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. The terrain is varied consisting of wetlands, lakes, rivers and lagoons as well as the many impressive mountains. Also Guatemala’s Mayan heritage can be seen everywhere.

Antigua, a UNESCO world heritage site is a charming colonial style city with a mild climate where time appears to have come to a standstill. It is set in gorgeous surroundings nestled between three volcanoes and is known for its well-preserved Spanish baroque influenced architecture. The colourful extensive daily market is well worth a visit to purchase merchandise or just to watch the activity on Guatemala vacations.  An impressive building in Antigua is the Cathedral of San Jose.

Another charming town is Chichicastenango which has a magical atmosphere. It is surrounded by mountains and valleys. Much of its charm comes from the colourful cobblestone streets and the red tiled roofs of many of the houses. Chichicastenango is famous for its wonderful markets which sell everything from crafts including ceramics and woodcarvings to food and flowers. One prominent building is the Santo Tomas Church which is 400 years old.

Lake Atitlan is a beauty spot and a major tourist centre on a Guatemala vacation. This very large lake has received many accolades over the years. The scenery surrounding it is breathtakingly beautiful. This includes three towering volcanoes. The lake is ringed by attractive small towns, one of which is Panajachel, probably the most important tourist centre after Antigua. The area around LakeAtitlan offers the opportunity to visit nature reserves or take part in activities such as hiking, biking and bird watching.

The jewel in the crown on a Guatemala vacation must be Tikal, one of the largest and most important Mayan archaeological sites in existence.  Tikal was at its peak over one thousand years ago with 100,000 inhabitants. There are around 3000 structures including many temples, towering pyramids and other relics plus excavation activities are still discovering many more.

Guatemala is quickly becoming a popular destination for travellers looking for something new. If you are looking for a new destination, book one of our Guatemala tours today! 

 

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Guatemala Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to a Guatemala vacation.

Learn about the history and culture of Guatemala, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Guatemala's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Guatemala for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Guatemala tours today!

 

Extend Your Trip

After your Guatemala Tour, why not consider another of Goway's Latin America tours. These include a large selection of other exciting countries in Central and South America. We offer Chile vacation packages and Easter Island toursEcuador vacation packages which include Galapagos cruisesPeru vacation packages which include Machu Picchu tours and Brazil tours including Iguassu Falls tours among many others.

 

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  • Antigua: Guatemala Stopover

    A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Antigua Guatemala is famous for church ruins and a quaint colonial feel. The base for all journeys into Guatemala, you will find yourself not wanting to leave.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 286
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
    Guatemala See Trip Details
  • Best of Guatemala

    Experience the highlights of this amazing country. These include Antigua, a charming Colonial style city, Chichicastenango, a small town with a mountain backdrop and a very special atmosphere, Lake Atitlan, a beauty spot and Tikal, one of the most amazing sites of the Mayan civilization.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,548
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
    Guatemala See Trip Details
  • Mayan Chichicastenango

    Spend some time exploring Mayan Chichicastenango, a small, stucco-white town about 2 hours drive from Antigua. It is home to the most colourful native markets in Central America.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 807
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
    Guatemala See Trip Details
  • Panajachel and Lake Atitlan

    Enjoy 3 days exploring Panajachel and Lake Atitlan. Panajachel is isolated in the Guatemalan highlands and provides breathtaking views of three volcanoes and stunning Lake Atitlan.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 673
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
    Guatemala See Trip Details
  • Tikal & Belize Adventure

    This adventure through the Mayan ruins of Belize and Guatemala will satisfy your cravings for a culturally rich holiday, ending with several sun-filled days in beautiful San Pedro.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,330
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
    Belize See Trip Details
  • Tikal Overnight (Belize City to Belize City)

    Tikal is one of the world's travel wonders. This monumental site, with its towering pyramids, looms out of the thick jungle canopy like stoic sentinels of ancient mysteries.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,201
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
    Belize See Trip Details
  • Tikal, Uaxactun Ruins & Local Village Visit: 2 Day

    Explore the second largest ruined city in the world and discover the unique settlements that remain nearby today on this very special Tikal tour.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 769
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Independent Travel Modules
    Guatemala See Trip Details
  • Tikal, Uaxactun Ruins & Local Village Visit: 3 Day

    Explore the second largest ruined city in the world and discover the unique settlements that remain nearby today on this very special Tikal tour.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,082
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Independent Travel Modules
    Guatemala See Trip Details
  • World of the Maya

    The World of the Maya has many faces crossing many countries: El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, and Belize. Join this journey of discovery through the heart of Mayan civilization.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,008
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
    El Salvador See Trip Details
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